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Image of Chisel, Woodworking

Chisel, Woodworking -

This chisel has a crude heavy octagonal handle with flattened head. It has a flared gouge-type blade. There are illegible makers mark stamped into top of chisel.

Image of Bit, Expansion

Bit, Expansion -

This is an iron expansion bit for a carpenter's brace, which is a tool used for cutting round holes. The tool has three prongs with two adjustable dials on the sides.

Image of Gauge, Marking

Gauge, Marking -

This marking gauge has a rosewood stem--both ends and bottom are flat and has a rounded top. There is a flattened spur on the end. The fence has 1/4" thick rosewood facing possibly glued onto lighter wood body, possibly oak. There is a wooden set screw and the piece could be hand made.

Image of Gauge, Panel

Gauge, Panel -

This is a mahogany panel gauge with long square stem with a flattened out nail driven through one end. The mahogany triangular fence is adjusted with a set screw. There is a rabbet in the bottom of the fence. The stem is calibrated with horizontal lines in 1" increments on one side.

Image of Plane, Round

Plane, Round -

This round plane has a beech stock with a coved shelf on the right. It has a round molding profile and rounded chamfers on top corners. It has a standard wedge and iron

Image of Chisel, Cold

Chisel, Cold -

This is a simple steel chisel. It flares to a wide blunt edge and has a head flattened from use.

Image of Chisel, Firmer

Chisel, Firmer -

This is a cast steel socket type firmer chisel. It has a beveled blade with a rounded bevel profile from above. It has a broken notch on the edge.

Image of Plane, Astragal

Plane, Astragal -

This center bead plane has a beech stock with a shelf on the right and an open bed. The center bead profile is on the bottom with one iron fence and one boxwood insert fence.

Image of Plane, Molding

Plane, Molding -

This is an ogee molding plane made of beech. It has a shoulder on the right side. The iron and wedge are both missing.

Image of Plane, Grooving

Plane, Grooving -

This grooving plane has a beechwood stock with an enclosed handle at the heel. There is a shelf on the left side. There are two parallel iron plates screwed to the stock with hand cut screws. One to the fixed depth stop fence and the other is a "steel sole" which runs parallel to the iron and has a shaving outlet around the iron.

Image of Gauge, Marking

Gauge, Marking -

This marking gauge has a wooden stem graduated in 1/8". It ends in a rounded tip. There is a pointed steel spur secured in a round peg inserted in the bottom of the stem. There is a molded wooden fence secured by wooden thumb screw.

Image of Gauge, Marking

Gauge, Marking -

This mortice gauge has a boxwood stem with adjustable brass rail secured by a brass thumbscrew. It is calibrated in 1/16" to 6" increments. The boxwood fence has a brass plate screwed to the inside edge. The brass set screw on the fence is in a brass tri-oval fitting.

Image of Gauge, Marking

Gauge, Marking -

This is a marking gauge.

Image of Gauge, Marking

Gauge, Marking -

This marking gauge has a stained wood (oak?) stem and fence with thumbscrew (boxwood?). The stem is calibrated in 1/8" to 6" increments. It has a simple spur and is hand made. There is an "X" carved above the spur on the stem and on the end of the stem. .

Image of Gauge, Marking

Gauge, Marking -

This marking gauge has a single wooden dowel stem. The top and bottom are flattened. There is a steel spur with a half moon fence. There is a hand wrought iron thumb screw in top.

Image of Chisel, Woodworking

Chisel, Woodworking -

This chisel has a eavy octagonal handle welded to a steel gouge-type curved blade that is beveled on the outside edge. The head is flattened from use. There is a forge seam down the center of the top of the handle.

Image of Plane

Plane -

This side bead plane has a beechwood stock. The top of the heel is rounded and there is a shelf on the right. There is an open bed on the right and a standard blade and wedge. There is a side bead molding profile and boxed with boxwood insert.

Image of Plane, Plow

Plane, Plow -

This mahogany (?) plow plane has an adjustable fence. The handle is mortised into the stock and there is a narrow cutting iron with open throat. There is a steel depth stop screwed to stock. The fence has threaded wood posts through the stock with washers and turned wood nuts.

Image of Chisel, Ripping

Chisel, Ripping -

This piece has an octagonal handle with a gently tapering blade. The head is flattened from use and the edge is chipped.

Image of Chisel, Firmer

Chisel, Firmer -

Thisi s a long narrow cast steel socket type firmer chisel with beveled edge.